The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, Nanjing

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Commemorating over 300,000 deaths during the 1937 Japanese capture of the then Chinese capital, The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre stands on a former execution and mass burial site. Two marble walls with names of 300,000 victims, halls with photographs of executions, and documents detailing the capture of Nanjing tell the gruesome story of the Japanese Imperial Army's occupation of China. Enter a coffin-shaped display hall to see a mass burial site excavated with numerous bones of victims, and visit a reconstruction of a house ransacked by soldiers. Solemn bronze sculptures and grey stone architecture punctuate gardens with pine and cypress trees. Walk around the 28,000 sq m (302,400 sq ft) grounds, and ring the large bronze bell for peace. Take a look at our Nanjing trip planner to schedule your visit to The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great visit. No need appointment. You just need to scan and register yourself before you enter. Of course health codes are a must and temperature will be monitored. The place is huge and do visit all....  more
    Great visit. No need appointment. You just need to scan and register yourself before you enter. Of course health codes are a must and temperature will be monitored. The place is huge and do visit all....  more »
  • We arrived here only to find that it requires an app download and appointment to see. It was completely booked for the entirety of our trip and we were unable to go inside. I've included a picture of....  more
    We arrived here only to find that it requires an app download and appointment to see. It was completely booked for the entirety of our trip and we were unable to go inside. I've included a picture of....  more »
  • This memorial is easy to get to via subway. Be prepared to bring your local ID card or passport and to walk for quite a long distance. The museum will make you sad to be human and sick at all the... 
    This memorial is easy to get to via subway. Be prepared to bring your local ID card or passport and to walk for quite a long distance. The museum will make you sad to be human and sick at all the...  more »
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  • Very broad area, with great monuments and archive info. also has a park like section just to sit back and and take in what happened all those years ago. The setout is great sometimes theres entry fee amost of the time its free.
  • It's a farce that this place is ranked the #1 attraction on tripadvisor for Nanjing. The museum is of fairly modern construction, and its subject solemn and poignant. That said, there is no way this should be more than a minor stop, when there are so many better places to visit in Nanjing: Xuan Wu Lake Park, the Presidential Palace, the Imperial Tombs of the Ming Dynasty, Sun Yat-Sen's Mausoleum, the old city walls, Zhong Hua Gate park, Nanjing Museum, and more.
  • It's really a sad place, honestly. Besides the true pictures taken then, there are real dead bodies and bones buried here. But from the history we learnt how to prevent this kind of things to happen. If you come to NanJing, you must come visit this museum.
  • Must visit museum
  • we need a memorial to those who have had atrocities commited against.

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